NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber orange with a thin white head. Great floral hop aroma with a touch of orange citrus. Taste is bitter grapefruit hops up front, some sweet maltiness to follow, and then the hops come back in the finish.
DialSquare (4201) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. hazy amber pour with a thinnish tan head. aroma of citrus, pine and malty sweetness. taste is grapefruit and grassy earthiness. thin slick texture. finishes with a good even bitter. the palate is the most noticeable thing for me on this one. very drinkable.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better IPA’s out there; this one is powerfully hoppy and dry, but with a good solid and complex malt backbone to support it. Nice hazy light brown color; aromas of piney hops. Simple, strong, and refreshing.
hanihotdog (14) - blah, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow.. i had this beer as part of a six pack sampler with RichardCranium.... it was awesome.. at 66 ibu’s its the perfect balance of bitterness and drinkability. this is one of the best ipa’s i have ever had. very very good.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Looks like Archer shipped me a not-quite-fresh bottle, those bastards! A decent IPA, but the hops aren’t much to write home about. The aroma is actually pretty nice, with lots of orange and tangerine fruitiness, backed by some sweet candy malt, but the flavor is too malt heavy with not enough hop punch. Nice smooth body. I would love to get this fresher on tap, but this bottle seems a little tired.
guzzler67 (1650) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, amber/orange appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Citrusy hops lead off the aroma with sweet malts close behind. An ebb and flow of tastes between the malty sweetness, more evident early on, and the resinous, piney, bitter flavors that carry through to the aftertaste. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel witha a long lasting finish.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. average khaki creamy head (that lasts) into lively golden body with good lacing present. aromas of well balanced citrus hops (not overwhelming). flavor is initially lightly sweet then immediately becomes more intense and the intensity grows to a moderate bitterness. somewhat creamy mouthfeel. long lasting finish duration. damn fine IPA.
GJF (1492) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is all about the finish to me. There’s a sweet aroma and a fairly balanced sweet and hoppy flavor, but the finish is really dry that ends up bursting into a pine and citrus hop flavor. Really nice.
wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark orange. Aroma is citrus and hops. The bitterness is sweet. Balanced beer.
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is lovely of earthy pine and citrus/lemony hops. The flavor is wonderfully bitter that strangely has a sweet aftertaste. Mouth feel is slightly metallic but is creamy and has nice medium carbonation. Overall is solid and drinkable.